Different host, same Love.
Spring Valley resident and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love, whose annual performance of “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” became a beloved tradition on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” returned to the “Late Show” on Monday for the first time since comedian Stephen Colbert took over as host of the late night chatfest. Love performed her song “Forbidden Nights,” the first single from her Steven Van Zandt-produced album “Introducing Darlene Love.”
Speaking of Van Zandt, the E Street Band legend played guitar during Love’s performance, which ended with a standing ovation from the audience at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Elvis Costello, yet another famous writer on Love’s latest project, also joined the former background singer for her much-tweeted-about performance.
“It was such a joy returning to the Ed Sullivan Theate yesterday,” Love wrote on Facebook after the show.
Watch the performance below and tell us what you think in the comments.